Friday, January 9, 2015

A Friday off work!

 Happy Friday!!  I finished all the letters for the Temecula Quilt Shop quilt along.  I am undecided, of course, how to set them. I just put some of my little star blocks in there for space fillers. What a fun project!!  Did you make this quilt?  All you have to do is go to the Temecula Quilt shop blog and find the patterns, all through the last part of 2014 postings, and they are free.
 I made another blue block, for the rainbow scrappy quilt along.    This pattern is a free one from Free Motion on the River.  I like it, because of the string background!  Love that part!
 And another blue block...sorry, it really is pretty straight, not like my picture depicts.
 And of course, I save all the bonus triangles and made pinwheels.  I have a lot of these, as these little blocks really have added up over the years!
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 Postage stamp progress!!  ( or tale of woe, whichever...you decide.)
 I have been merrily sending all these little one inch finished pieces through the sewing machine...first in twosies, then foursies, then pieces of eight, then sweet sixteens!!  So I smugly just KNEW I had plenty of squares...probably for two quilts (not). What a bonanza I had...I thought!  And then...I counted them.  I was dismayed to find out I only have enough for 1/2 of one quilt.  BOO!!  Boy, did my sails just come crashing down, LOL!!  I was just going to put it away in the closet in disgust...THEN!!!
(And by the way, these were the little containers with heaps of all those squares.)

I cut a ton more!!  Two hours of fast cutting this morning.  I still need a ton more, but at least I kept it out and it did not become a UFO...it is still a work in progress!! Maybe I am growing up, just one little bit. Yippee!!!




Have a great day, everyone!!

Julie

29 comments:

Nancy said...

I know you will get the "stamps" finished in short order. ;o)

The blue blocks are fabulous - every one of them!

Lori said...

Looks like a fun day in the sewing room. So much for counting all the squares!? lol

Chantal said...

Mmmm love that little flower block with the scrappy string backgroun. Yummy! It does take a LOT of little pieces to make a post stamp quilt. When I sew mine up I thought there was more thread than fabric on that quilt lol. So glad to hear you had a fun day.

Karen said...

I am quite willing to send you more squares. Just say the word.

Megan said...

Stick with the postage stamp Julie. I prefer to have loads and loads of squares cut so that I can just mindlessly sew. Perhaps you could spend 15 minutes a day for a while cutting in front of television or something to get the numbers up.

Megan
Sydney, Australia

Donna said...

Love those blue blocks! Of course, blue is probably my favorite color, but then I like all colors. Keep up the good work on the postage stamp quilt. It will eventually all come together.

Leeanne said...

Pretty blue blocks!

Flickenstichlerin said...

I can see in the pictures you had a great day off from work. What beautiful projects, and of course great progress.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

I did make the Little Letters quilt from Temecula Quilt Co. I made two in fact and love how they finished. Yours looks fabulous!

Missy Shay said...

I think your star blocks are a great filler for your quilt! I love your blocks.

Barb said...

Great Alphabet blocks!!!

Me and My Stitches said...

You had a very productive day off of work! Your star blocks look great with the alphabet blocks. I'm with you...love that string background. Glad you didn't put the postage stamps away - that is going to be an amazing quilt.

Me and My Stitches said...

You had a very productive day off of work! Your star blocks look great with the alphabet blocks. I'm with you...love that string background. Glad you didn't put the postage stamps away - that is going to be an amazing quilt.

Me and My Stitches said...

You had a very productive day off of work! Your star blocks look great with the alphabet blocks. I'm with you...love that string background. Glad you didn't put the postage stamps away - that is going to be an amazing quilt.

Cathy Buel said...

Oh my...so many projects and I love all of them. Hugs, Cathy

AnnieO said...

How about those tiny squares? It is surprising how many it takes! I did a checkerboard border once that looked great but took a long time. I'm sure you'll keep going! Love all your pretty blocks. Maybe someday string blocks will be something I'll attempt!

Deanna said...

Looks great! Small squares do get smaller really fast.

By the way, do you need/want more strings?

Kyle said...

You had a great day off! With all of your sewing it looked like you'd had a week's vacation. Fun alphabet blocks!

Janet O. said...

I really like the stars in the alphabet. Very cute!
You have lots of yummy blue things going on (especially love the baby pinwheels).
I can imagine how deflated you felt when you discovered you only had enough squares for half your postage stamp quilt. On the other hand, I would feel I had hit the jackpot if I thought I had enough squares cut for half a postage stamp quilt. : )

O'faigh said...

Always enjoy seeing your projects julie regards ofaigh

Quilt Hollow said...

I made and gifted the Little Letters quilt. It was fun. Have you seen the FREE MODA one? The letters are larger and the MODA designers had a blog hop last year that was full of ideas!

Quilter Kathy said...

Wonderful projects on the go over there!
Love the red letters... hey, it could be called "Have a Red Letter Day"! Now that's a very old saying :)

Rebecca in AK said...

I like those star blocks with your Red Letters! I really love your flower block, I will check out the site you mentioned. I am so glad that the Postage Stamp quilt did not end up I the closet!

Nicky said...

The blue blocks are gorgeous! Patience with those teeny postage stamps - it will be rewarded with a totally fabulous quilt unique to you - you shouldn't try to rush genius!

Belinda said...

Well, looks to me like you are off to a VERY good start for the new year!! All those hangers…..LOL….I thought I was looking inside MY quilty closet!!!

I am soooooo happy for you and your new job adventure!! I can't think of anyone else who will be better at it than you!!!

Linda O said...

That's quite a productive day off! Nice! It's amazing how many squares it takes isn't it? I'm glad you didn't put it away. I love your Temecula letters - looks great with the stars!

Teri said...

The star block with the flower in the center is fabulous. What an amazing postage stamp quilt you will have. I can't seem to use up my 1 1/2" squares fast enough so I quit cutting them. Your quilt is very inspiring (even if you didn't have enough for a whole quilt)

Jeanne said...

You made great use of your free day! Love all of your blocks and projects.

MARCIE said...

I wish I was reporting news like this! You are amazing! Love the ABC quilt. I thought I would make it, but I'm too slow these days. I just watch and enjoy!